When remolding your washroom, you’ll be required to install a nice toilet holder.

Over time, toilet tissue holders wear out and need to be replaced as soon as this happens.

A toilet paper comes with different components. They include two rolling holders, two iron frames, a paper holder spring, four tightening nuts, and four wall fasteners. The holders are vital in holding the paper holder spring under which the toilet paper hangs on.

Tools You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • 6 included screws
  • A toilet paper holder
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Drill bit
  • Power drill
  • Felt-tip marker
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Screwdriver

To get this done, follow the steps below on how to install a toilet paper.

  1. Mark the Spot

Before you start the project, you must identify the best place to hang the toilet paper holder. Make sure you identify a handy location in the toilet where hands can easily reach.

Also, ensure you consider how high you can mount the stuff. It must be located at a proper height far from the wet toilet surface to prevent it from touching the wet ground. You can fix it at 0.25m from the right or left side of the toilet and approximately 0.66m from the ground.

  1. Trace The Holder’s Position with a Template

The paper holder’s package has a template paper that you can use to trace the bracket position on the toilet wall. Simply place the template on the wall then ensure it lies on a straight line using a tape measure.

After that, use the felt-tip marker to trace two points where you will use to screw the wall brackets on the toilet wall as illustrated on the template.

  1. Mark the Buckles Position

Finally here’s how you can fix the holder on your toilet wall. In case you don’t get a template guide on the package, you can accurately construct holes on the toilet wall. For example, if you want to change the location of a toilet paper holder, you must mark four points on the wall with a tape measure for accuracy.

Begin with getting the accurate dimensions first of the paper holder from the right side to the left, then bottom to top. With the dimensions at hand, shift to the new intended place then drill the holes with the same measurements.

  1. Make Some Openings On The Wall For The Bracket Screws

After you’ve shifted the dimensions to the new place on the toilet wall, use a pencil to mark it out. Raise the holder’s frame to the marked points then punch a tiny hole using a pointed instrument. Make sure you punch the holes at the four locations to help you come up with precise drilling.

  1. Construct More Openings With Tinier Width Compared To The Nuts

When there’s no plank on the wall for fastening the nuts, construct a tinier opening compared to the nuts. Drill four openings on the exact places that you punched the holes with a sharp object, depending on your dimensions.

Don’t make the openings deep as the size of the nuts. In other words, when the nuts are 3 cm long, drill the holes 2.5cm deep. Do this action by comparing the drill bits sizes to the size of the nuts until you get the right drill bit.

Additionally, make sure that its tinier compared to the nut in width then drill each of them on the punched holes. As you do this, bend down to get rid of parallax errors.

  1. Attach In the Wall Planks to Add Stability

Before you fasten the nuts on the wall, start by fixing a plank.  This process boosts the stability of the toilet holder. Use a bigger bits drill machine to construct plank holes on the wall. After that, fix the plank on the wall. While doing this, make sure that the opening is extended enough for the nail before you drive it inside using a mallet.

Now start fixing the paper holder bracket on the plank then fasten the nuts on it. You must be aware that this is an excellent practice if you want to prevent the holder from falling. Using such guides helps you to understand how to fix a toilet paper holder on a wall.

  1. Fasten The Wall Brackets Nuts Then Fix The Rolling Tool

Position the brackets on the plank that you already fixed on the wall then screw the nuts on the holes. As you do this, make sure that the holes on the plank align with the ones that you constructed on the wall before placing the nuts. Make them tighter until the brackets are hanged properly on the wall.

Check on the number of screws in the packaging then find out the type of head that they possess. Majorly, the sum of the screws determines the openings number. Also, ensure you examine the matching screw handle for all the nuts.

Attach the roller holder on the mounted bracket then inspect the marked ends to know the ends that will go up. Then clip it on the two bracket terminals and push it gently. At each end of the roller holder, there is a 1.3 cm notch where the iron clasp moves in to make sure the notch is faced upwards.

After that, start tightening the nuts. But this will depend on whether the nuts are available or not. If the holder came with both nuts, fasten them on the roller that holds the device to clasp it on the frame.

  1. Add A Toilet Paper On The Holding Spring

Place a toilet paper roll on the spring through gliding the carton roll on the rolling device. After that, push the end sides of holding spring on the frame sockets of the holder.

Make sure that the toilet paper fits properly. For this to happen perfectly, pay close attention to the sound produced as you lock it.  Then pull the toilet paper to confirm that it’s rolling freely. Voila!

How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder on a Tile

Things You Need

  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • 6-7 mm diamond bit
  • Rubber mallet
  • Plastic anchors
  • Level
  • Screwdriver


  • Find out a place on the tile in which you want to fix the toilet paper holder.
  • Then attach a masking tape strip on the chosen place. Cover the whole tile if you want, although that’s not a must. But you may be required to cut two tiles when using some toilet paper holders.
  • Fix the holder on the wall a little distance below where you want to fix it. After that, mark the masking tape on the position where the posts are placed using a pencil. Make sure you use a level to ensure that the marks are straight.
  • While cutting tiles, you must take precautions. Installing a toilet paper holder on a tile requires the same screws, drills, and anchors used in hanging the holder on drywall. But with tiles, the only difference is, you must use a special diamond bit to slice the tiles without damaging or cracking them.
  • Fix a 7 mm diamond bit on the drill then position it on the marked spot on the masking tape. Do this as you press it gently.
  • Start drilling at minimal speed possible. The drilling speed is controlled by how strong you pull the drill trigger. Continue pulling the trigger slowly to make the drill work slowly. Immediately a small hole is formed, you can run it faster.
  • Drill the tile properly until the drill moves back. When it does this, you will know that you are done with the drilling process. When using a holder that uses a spring bar and 2 brackets, drill the next hole with the same method. Once you finish drilling the holes, remove the tape then continue with the next step.
  • With that done, place the plastic anchors on the holes. Then hit them using a rubber mullet to flush with the tile.
  • Now fix the holder plates to the anchors using the screws on the package then load the holder with a toilet paper.

Some up to date toilet paper holders features a more easy installation system. When using such holders, fix the bracket then make it firm and straight, then place the holder on top of it as you tighten the screws on the bracket using the hex key.

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